Sheboygan, Wi. - A boy, whose parents enrolled him in canine obedience school by mistake, went unnoticed by the staff for nearly a year. Jurgi Rudmin, aged ten, isn't particularly bright or verbal, but he does look good with long hair.
His parents, first generation immigrants to the United States from Lithuania, were told to look for a school that offered kindergarten thru ninth grade. When they found Daisy Hill K-9 School they were delighted. A private school that stressed obedience and physical activity seemed well suited to their son.
Jurgi, in particular, liked the school's unique approach to education which included hours upon hours of playing with dogs. After a few weeks he even got used to the school requirement that he wear a collar and be leashed part of the time.
His shaggy bangs hung over his eyes, and his eager-to-please disposition made him an easy student to work with. "He never barks, he sits or walks obediently at our side and he never begs for anything." his parents were qouted as saying at the first parent-teacher conference of the year. "We couldn't be happier."
Of course all good things must come to an end and the end came suddenly when the school sent home notices that pictures would be taken the following week. Jurgi's proud parents decided a haircut was in order and when the boy showed up for school the next day The staff were shocked to discover that their star pupil wasn't a dog, but a boy!
After much debate it was decided that Jurgi could remain at Daisy Hill for the rest of the school year and be featured in the school yearbook with the caveat that a mention of the discrepancy be duly noted beneath his picture. Jurgi's parent's quickly agreed. Jurgi himself seemed undisturbed by the whole ordeal, saying "Now that it's over, I think I'll miss the exercise periods the most."